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Madonna Heights Receives Sanctuary Re-Certification

December 18, 2020 / SCO News

SCO’s Madonna Heights Programs have officially received Sanctuary Model Re-Certification. It has been a multi-year journey to establish and embed this trauma-informed approach to the organizational structure and the work throughout our programs. Madonna Heights’ three adolescent programs, Group Residence, Residential Treatment Facility and School, had previously been Sanctuary certified. This year,…

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SCO Family of Services’ United for Brownsville Featured in Robin Hood’s “Heroes of New York” Celebration

December 7, 2020 / SCO News

United for Brownsville, a program of SCO Family of Services, a leading provider of essential human services in communities throughout New York City and Long Island, was highlighted in Robin Hood’s “Heroes of New York” primetime television special which celebrated the’ impact of the extraordinary generosity and resilience…

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SCO Receives Young Men’s Initiative (YMI) Award to Support Peer Tutoring Program

December 3, 2020 / Independent Youth News

SCO Family of Services has been awarded a $20,000 grant from the New York City’s Young Men’s Initiative (YMI) that will be used to provide mentoring, academic tutoring, and social-emotional support to youth in foster care. This grant comes through a partnership between YMI and NYC’s Neighborhood Opportunity Networks (NeON)…

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SCO Receives NYS Capital Awards to Open Children’s Crisis Residential Programs

November 30, 2020 / SCO News

SCO Family of Services was granted two capital awards totaling more than $2.9M by the New York State Office of Mental Health for the development of Children’s Crisis Residence (CCR) programs on two SCO campuses, Madonna Heights in Dix Hills, Long Island, and Ottilie in Briarwood, Queens. These programs…

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Kick off the season of giving with #TestGivingTuesday, 11/24!

November 23, 2020 / SCO News

SCO’s T2 Team is helping to kick off the giving season with the gift of health and safety from NYC’s Health + Hospitals. On Tuesday, November 24, 2020, #GetTestedTuesday is being tranformed into #TestGivingTuesday. Our community ambassadors will visit neighborhoods across the city, handing out flyers and masks and educating…

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SCO Family of Services Honored for Commitment to Diversity, Equity and Inclusion

November 18, 2020 / SCO News

SCO Family of Services, a leading provider of essential human services in communities throughout New York City and Long Island, was honored by ERASE Racism at their Annual Benefit on November 17th. SCO received the Leadership Award in recognition of the organization’s strategic commitment to Diversity, Equity and Inclusion (DEI).

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The Rock of Escape Donate Laptops to Flushing Family Residence

November 2, 2020 / SCO News

SCO’s family shelter in Brooklyn received a generous donation of a computer lab from Rock of Escape, a nonprofit organization dedicated to strengthening families and assisting single parents who have become displaced and in need of a fresh start.  The donation included laptops, Wi-Fi connectivity, and thumb drives to assist…

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Partnering for a Brighter Future

October 29, 2020 / Independent Youth News

On October 15th, SCO Family of Services joined with Community Solutions, The Brownsville Partnership and the greater Brownsville community for a virtual Open House. The online event served to introduce local residents to our agency, our Brooklyn Youth Center (BYC), and other programs that focus on children, youth development, and…

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SCO Family of Services Raises Record $600,000 at Treiber Memorial Golf Outing

October 29, 2020 / SCO News

More than 180 golfers hit the links at multiple courses on October 15th for the SCO Treiber Memorial Golf Outing. The event, honoring Mutual of America Chairman, President and CEO John R. Greed, raised over $600,000 in support of SCO Family of Services, a leading provider of essential human…

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SCO Foster Parent Wins “Outstanding LGBTQ Ally Award”

October 28, 2020 / SCO News

Congratulations to SCO foster parent Frances Miller-Stevenson on winning the New York City Administration for Children’s Services “LGBTQ Ally Award”! The award is presented each year to individuals who are committed to improving services for LGBTQ children, youth and families and advancing LGBTQ equity, inclusion, respect, and well-being. Ms. Frances…

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United for Brownsville Presents at Zero to Three Conference

October 27, 2020 / SCO News

United for Brownsville (UB) Co-Directors Kassa Belay and David Harrington presented at the Zero to Three Virtual Conference October 5th, the largest and one of the most prestigious early childhood conferences in the country. United for Brownsville is a collaborative of families and professionals who are improving the…

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SCO Holds 4th CARE Talks – Decolonizing Therapy

October 14, 2020 / SCO News

On October 2nd, more than 300 staff from SCO and colleague agencies took part in SCO’s fourth CARE TALKS open forum – Decolonizing Therapy. It was the first CARE TALKS open to members of other agencies. Keynote Speaker Dr. Jennifer Mullan shared her insight on how mental health is affected…

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SCO to Launch “Recovery Lab” Youth Workshop

September 28, 2020 / SCO News

SCO Family of Services is excited to launch a new youth development program for middle and high school students. Recovery Lab Youth Workshop brings 50 participants, ages 12-18, from Brooklyn and Queens together twice a week for remote activities. The program will support participants’ social-emotional and leadership skills development while…

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SCO President & CEO Keith Little Panelist in FPWA Anti-Racism Event

September 28, 2020 / SCO News

Keith Little, SCO Family of Services President & CEO, joined a distinguished group of panelists in FPWA’s virtual event, Power Shift: Casting off racism to create transformative change. Human services staff, leaders, and board members, philanthropic individuals and organizations, government staff and leaders, and policy influencers tuned in to hear…

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Garden of Dreams’ Jump Rope Donation Good for Body & Soul

August 31, 2020 / SCO News

Thanks to a grant from longtime partner Garden of Dreams, SCO was able to purchase more than 800 jump ropes for children, families and individuals with special needs in dozens of our programs throughout New York City and Long Island to help them stay active during the pandemic. Many of…

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